Canadian History Dictionary Methye Portage
Also known as Portage La Loche. Named after the methye
Laval Hugues De
(Bishop Laval era) Father of Bishop Laval, 17.
(Samuel de Champlain era) Committed by Indians near Quebec, 115...
(John Graves Simcoe era) English constituency for which Simcoe ...
(Sir Frederick Haldimand era) Post at Oswego to be established ...
Barclay Robert H
Born in Scotland. Took part in the battle of
Trafalgar. Sent t...
(Sir James Douglas era) Difficulties aroused by episode, 321. (...
(Samuel de Champlain era) General of Jesuits, accepts donation ...
(Lord Dorchester era) Appointed judge, 183.
Index : Count Frontenac Era First Regular Settler At Quebec 16 Samuel De Champlain Era Consents To
accompany Champlain to Canada, 111, 112; a valuable member of t...
Bib : Dict Nat Biog
(Samuel de Champlain era) Accompanies Champlain to Quebec, 41; ...
Wilson Sir Adam 1814-1891 Born In Edinburgh Educated In That
city. In 1830 came to Canada; studied law under Robert Baldwin ...
Roblin Rodmond Palen 1853- Born In Sophiasburg Ontario Educated
at Albert College, Belleville. Removed to Manitoba and settled ...
Index : Wolfe / Montcalm Era Indian Tribe Enemies Of The English 16 Joseph Howe Era Howe
interests himself in their welfare, 245; his report on their co...
Arnold Benedict 1741-1801 A Druggist At New Haven Conn When The
War of Independence broke out, in 1775, organized an expedition...
Franchise Act 1885
(Sir John A Macdonald era) Its terms, 258-259; fiercely opposed...
(Samuel de Champlain era) Accompanies Champlain to Quebec, 41.
(Bishop Laval era) Servant in the Seminary, Laval's account of,...
Bib : Pilling Iroquoian Languages See Also Iroquois
The first permanent settlers were those who came with De
Razilly in 1632, and from these the Acadians of to-day are descended.
Other French immigrants were brought by d'Aulnay de Charnisay from 1639
to 1649, and by La Tour and Le Borgne in 1651 and 1658 respectively.
There were also small immigrations at divers later dates. The first
general nominal census was taken in 1671, and gave a population of 392
souls. In 1686 there were 885 persons in Acadia. Seven years later the
inhabitants numbered 1018. When Acadia was ceded to Britain in 1713, the
Acadian population was 2500. Although from 1713 to 1745 a number of
families had escaped to the new French colonies of Isle Royale and Isle
St. Jean (now Cape Breton and Prince Edward Island), still in 1749, when
the British settled Halifax, there were about 12,500 Acadians in the
province. Another large influx of population to the same colonies, and
to the St. John River, took place between 1749 and 1755, yet there
remained in the latter year in the peninsula and in the Isthmus of
Chignecto some 10,000 inhabitants, of whom nearly 7000 were deported in
1755. The rest escaped to the woods; some went to Miramichi, and later
to Baie des Chaleurs; others crossed over to the Isles Royale and St.
Jean, and quite a number found their way to St. John River, and from
thence to the province of Quebec. The whole population of Acadians in
the peninsula, the Isthmus of Chignecto, the St. John River, Isle
Royale, and Isle St. Jean, at the time of the expulsion, is computed at
16,000. =Bib.=: Murdoch, History of Nova Scotia; Campbell, History of
Nova Scotia; Haliburton, Historical and Statistical Account of Nova
Scotia; Hannay, History of Acadia; Raymond, St. John River; Gaudet,
Acadian Genealogy (Report on Dominion Archives, 1905, vol. 2).
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